Bullshit: Made-Up Japanese Sex Stories

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The good news: Everything you ever read about the sexual perversities of the Japanese may still by true. The bad: If you read it in the “WaiWai” column of the Mainichi Daily News, it probably isn’t. The English-language version of popular Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun has been inventing all its best kinky features, or rather deliberately mistranslating them from the original. As it turns out, moms are not blowing their sons to get them to study harder, there is no bestiality restaurant in Tokyo, and housewives probably aren’t turning tricks in suburban coin showers. The paper vows to start over fresh by hiring women to scrutinize the legitimacy of its seedy reporting, and the internal investigation was said to rival the Times’s after the Jayson Blair fiasco. The editorial apology after the jump (it does no good to nettlesome national stereotypes that the URL actually ends with “So sorry”).
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